Our wall maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.
If you notice mold on a drywall surface in your home, try not to panic. The truth is that mold can happen anywhere and in any home. All it needs to grow is a source of moisture and an organic food source, and drywall can be an all-you-can-eat buffet. Read these steps on how to safely remove mold from your drywall.
Scuffs, marks, and stains on your walls can make even the cleanest room look shabby. The good news is that you don’t have to go out and buy a special cleaner or any tools for this job. Here’s how to clean painted walls easily.
Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.
Painting expert Mauro Henrique shows Kevin O’Connor how to handle cracks in plaster and drywall.
We show you how to fill a hole in a brick wall with mortar, matching bricks, and tools you can rent.
These three hints can help you prolong your brush’s life and save some wear and tear
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner to patch small holes in her wall.
Make damage to lath and plaster walls disappear for good using the right techniques and materials
Here are two ways approach your lath and plaster repair whether you have a damaged wall or if you need to patch a hole.
In this video, painting contractor Jim Clark solves persistent peeling-paint problems
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a newer, faster way to fix cracked, loose plaster walls
Our online visitors asked for help with dinged, gouged, and cracked walls. Here's an easy way to repair cracks in plaster walls and get a smooth surface that lasts.
In this how-to video, learn to patch holes with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to patch holes in drywall, covering holes of all shapes and sizes.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes a perfect-patch plaster repair.
In this how-to video, This Old House tile contractor Joe Ferrante replaces cracked ceramic tile
We teach you the three most common wall-paper repairs: loose seams, punctures and trapped air bubbles.
Easily repair a hole in the wall of any size with these step-by-step instructions.